Qian Bo, the Chinese ambassador to Fiji, takes on title reserved for most pressing diplomatic issues as Beijing and Washington compete for influence in trade, investment and security. Source linkRead More »
As US and China vie for Pacific clout, tiny New Caledonia can play outsize role
Far-flung French territory holds 7.1 million tonnes of high-grade nickel vital for making lithium-ion batteries to power electric vehicles. Source linkRead More »
Has Australia’s Penny Wong succeeded in Pacific ‘damage control’ mission?
Diplomacy has been stepped up since Anthony Albanese became PM last month in bid to stop ‘ignoring’ and ‘disrespecting’ and also counter China’s influence in region. Source linkRead More »